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THE NATIONAL TRIBUTE: WA SH IK GfllON, D. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1897."
the catching "bad, and occasionally a box would strike a mau on the bead or the body and knock him down. He would scarcely Stop to swear, but snatch up iris precious box, And rush off toward his regiment. "Open out here, let us in," commanded the Lieutenant striking right and left with the fiat of his sword. It was not a moment for gentle courtesies. The crowd opened up, and Si and Shorty pushed in near the wheels." "Now give us six boxes in a hurry," commanded the Lieutenant. Si caught the first box; Shorty the second: and before the Lieutenant was hardly done speaking the rest had theirs, and started back on the run, accompanied by the Lieu tenant. The boxes were very heavy aud the mud was deep, but they went faster than they had ever done, even when running from the rebels. "I'm awfully afraid you'll have a time getting across the Held there," said the Lieu tenant, as they came to the edge, and he surveyed the ground in frout doubtfully. "Lieut Evans says They've moved a battery . up" closer, and arc sweeping the field with canister.'' " We don't care what they're shoot in'," said Si resolutely. "We're goin' back to the ; -regiment with these boxes, or die a-tryin5.-"' " Go on, then, and God help you," said the Lieutenant. " I'd go with you if I could do any good." Si arranged his box for a desperate rush. A blast of canister swept through, cutting down shrubs, splattering the mud, and shrieking vicionsly. " Lelrs get as far as we can before they fire again." he shouted, and plunged forward. Hall-way across the field his foot caught in :i ' devil's sin estring." and down he went in the mud, with the heavy box driving him dcopcr. hist then another blast of canister mix lieu across the iield. " Golly, it was lucky, after all, that I was tripped," 'said Si, rising, stunned and drip ping. "That load of canister was meant for me personally." Two minutes later he flung the box down before the company, and sank panting on the ground. The others came up after. Some XW fmzfom ; M wmvu LSM ?fir" m V ., V ??& ?y v M ""V. t!i X'kj: .v. iCKy, AiVw- r A Lucky Fall. nad been grazed by canister, but none seriously wounded. They arrived just in the nick of time, for the regiment had ex pended its last cartridge in repulsing the last assault, and was now desperately fixing bayonets to meet the next with cold steel. , The lids of the boxes were pried off with bayonets, and the Sergeants ran along the companies distributing the packages. The assault was met with a stream of fire, given with steady deadliness, which sent the rebels liack to their covert. An Aid dashed across the field to the bri gade commander. " The line is now formed," he said. ' Re tire your command to it." That night, after the battle had ceased, Si aud Shorty were seated on a rail by the Nash ville pike munching rations which they had luckily found in a thrown-away haversack. They were allowed no fires, they had no "blankets nor overcoats, aud it was bitter cold. " Shorty, you said last night you was sure that they couldu't git up nothin' to-day that'd be as bad as what we had yesterday," said Si. "I believe that I'd rather guard wagon-trains and fight cavalry than have such another day as this." "1 thiuk the lake of brimstone'd be a pleasant change from this," snorted Shorty. I8USTEEED OUT. RICNARDSOX. At Wailsburc, Wash., .Edward Richardson, Co. A, 10 Hh 111., aged SO. He was a member of Phi Jo Ruckman Post, 1-1, Sprague. The funeral was under the auspicc-s of Reno Post, Spokane. A widow and infant daughter survh c him. McIIEXKY. At Campo, Cab, Nov. 20, Capt. Samuel McIIenry, 105th Pa., aged CO. Capt. McIIenry was wounded at Gettysburg and ChancellorsvilJc. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and the funeral was conducted by his I-odge at National City. A widow and two daughters survive him." NEI.SOX.-At Alna, Me., Dec. 5, Andrew Kelson, 1st Me. battery, aged 70. SHAW. At Minneapolis, Minn., Dee. G, Capu John Melville Sbaw, Co. E, 23th Wis., agod Gi. Capt. Shaw served one vear as Judge-Advocate on the staff of Gen. A. J. Smith. He was with Sherman in the At lanta campaign and on the march to the sea. afterwards taking part in the Grand lieviow at Washington. He was mustered out in 1T.5. Capt. Shaw was a leading Jaw yercf Minneapolis. He was a member of number Post. Iowa, Leandcr aged G:J. Com- wctornf fM,.ii-l- Miehener Post. McKEE. At Butler, Pa., Dee. It, James ywiwr mcjvee, u. D. A., retired. Cnmrarin me ran ot ueutenant-CoJonel. He filled many important posts during the war, and wjls brevet ted Lieutenant-Colonel, March J."l, 186't, for faithful and meritorious service. LITTU:. At Ncwburyporl, Mass.,William A. Little, 3d Unattached Co., Mass. Inf., aged "5. Deceased was a member of A. W. Bartloll Post, 40. He leaves a family. JOHNSON'. At Portland Hospital, Port land, Ore., Hiram D. .Johnson, aged 77. Comrade Johnson served during the Mexi can War in Buttery I, Jt U. S. Art. He en listed June 7. 1S61, , Co. fl, 14th Ind., and , uwriiiugou ni Harper's Ferry, Oct. 10 . ; J'?nnediatclyre enlisted in Battcrj ?. IM worucr ol the G.A.R. M. 1.. Moore, Com mander, conducted the funeral services, assisted h.v Kev. Butler. FAYERWliATIIElL-A t Wcstboro, Mass., Geo. J. Iaycrwcatiicr, Co. A, 25th Mass., aged SI. Although deceased was not a member of the G.A.H., A. G. Biscoc Post, ou, aiiuiiucu me itincrai received at Hatcher's Hun. He was a member of A. G. Biscoc Post. GLASS.-At Fairlield, Neb., AVm. Glass, Co. K, SGth Iowa. Although over 17 years old when the 3Gth Iowa was organized, Comrade Glass enlisted and served with the regiment until the close of Hie war. He was a member of George C. Oliver Post, 43. - BABCOCK. At Adrian, Midi., S. M, Babcock, Second Lieutenant, 12th Mich., and First Lieutenant, .'50th Mich., aged (Jl. " Comrade Bahcock returned to Michigan at the close of the war broken in health. For some1 years past he had been entirely help less. Iio belonged to Woodbury Post, Ao, and was well known iu G.A.K. circles. ,3sM f A. Z 1 f r,M, Ak - iiv vni:! r '.-.. t. r vv vii -cjtvV I IJALDAVIN.-At Afalissa, uaimvxn, co. is, :55th Iowa, rade Baldwin was Quart om fiicjwu iiif, aiipoimeu Assistant Surgeon Oct. J, IS58. He was promoted, Dec. 22,1 SO l' and agHin.Nov.17.1bS7: rt-tirimr :n ifi'-li ,. ?.i'. - " -"" " .! x,, iui i. .1, nn., in winch he served two i ' , T i '",' "" "'i mo mud, terms. Comrade Johnson was an influential l,,c nun anil the cold, the Jong marches the G.A.R. man. He held membership in anxious vigils, the wearing apprehension of ,.? V ,' ??.' 2' 0rJn City, Ore. the enemy s movements and intentions tin. ii.Ji fwlubTr!- Vr(r7lcu"v;.0rc'' Fki,,,c" awM sl,ock of thc b:iU!e' Hwio-:lu iVi; i ' C . XVd. K:m" Cav- aC(i 53" tl,ese atra"13 wcru "v' over, and thev con Ucndf I'oM. 2. and a ,, 7.,,, V,l '',?' " ""? a .'?. ""'lortaWo caliin, in which FAIRBANKS.-At Wcstboro, Mass., Bcnj. N. Eairbanlcs, Co. F, 2d Mass. Comrade .Fairbanlis's death was the result of wounds .And Live By JOHN Copyright, 1S9: , hy (he publishers of TIONAI. TllIBVXE. Tin: Na- SYNOPSIS OF l'KEVrOUS cnAPTICIi"1. The scene of this story of the war period is laid in the Southern Allegany Mountains. The hero, Henry Clay Pollock, is a sturdy young mountaineer; his betrothed, the lieroiiie. .Miriam lnrule. is the daughter of l?oberl inrule. one of the descendants of : the honest, hardy men who penetrated into the mountains, and, amid pioneer haidships and dangers, located rude but comforabie homesteads. Elder Siornmont is a Method ist circuit-rider. Early in the story, at In rule's house, he with lnrule and Pollock cnago in a hot political discussion with Co'. Khea, a bitter secessionist and slave holder, who, enraged at tiie others' loyalty and the preacher's-later public speeches, vows to '"teach them thcii duty." Tiie Sang-diggcrs, who all belong to the secession element, and come under Rhea's military authority, annoy the lnrulcs, Pollock and Siornmont in various ways. The wife -of one of the leaders of the Sting-dicsc-rs, Hill Iloskins, seeks protection from her husband at the Inrules, and re sides with them. Disgusted at the failure of his men to capture Pollock, Khea leads them in two parties to attack Pollock's home: the detachments fire into each other in the da.Icnesy and several are" hurt. Khea vents his wrath by burning Pollock's prop erty. Pollock and others join Gen. Nel son's army at Camp Dick Kobinton, in Kentucky, and arc soon in active work. Meanwhile, at home, the Inru'e boys and Miriam burn an important bridge, to inter fere with rebel movements. Elder Storn mont several times narrowly escapes cap lure ly the rebels. Inrule and his sons ore arrested for burning the bridge. The Elder, in a note to Col. 171ica, declares he is responsible for the work, and offers to give himself up upon release of the lnrulcs. The Tnrules are released. Rhea, sitting in pretended military court, sentences Siornmont to be hanqed. The Unionists determine to release him by force. As they approach the rebel camp they meet the Elder, who has been released in the midst of a disastrous hurricane that partly de stroyed the warehouse in which he was confined. The rebel camp is then de molished and the rebels put to fight. Col. Khea is taken prisoner, but is rescued by rebel cavalry. Gen. Gcoree II. Thomas takes command J ol Lamp Dick Jiolmiscn. lie captivates the Tcnnesseeans by Ii7s manner. The reb-?I Gen. Zoll'coffcr makes an advance, and Pollock and his comrades are sent out to secure information. Pollock and li.'s companions report, and a Union victory is won. Capt. Sam Griffs, the former overseer and now military henchman of Col. Rhea, makes a descent with a large party on In rule's farm, and runs off the slock. Inrule and his sons hide Ihcir supplies in woods and cave. Grhjgs returns, and, exasper ated at Pndinc: so little plunder, 'fires the stables and cribs. Miriam receives a com forting letter from Pollock. He participates in the battle of Mill Springs. Burng the pursuit of the rebels, Pol lock and his companions come acrrs's Col. Rhea, wr.unded and deserted hy his men, but do rot molest lrm. The rebels desert the'r woiks and burn the boats by which they cress the river. CHAPTER XIX. The Temie3seeans spent the day in heart overflowing jubilation ocr the victory. It seemed to them the most complete triumph since the destruction of the hosts of Senna cherib, which the Elder was fond of describ ing. Nothing was lacking in its perfect com pleteness. Zollicoffcr, their arch enemy and persecutor, was slain. 'J hey went over and looked at his bedy, as it was being prepared for sending through to thq icbel lines under a flag of truce. They hardly comprehended Gen. Thomas's soldierly courtesy to the re mains of their execrated foe. "Why shouldn't he be chucked into a ditch 'long with the varmints who follcred him to their death?" asked Web Brainard angrily. "Why dress him up in fine clothes, an' send a guard with him, when our own men air buried in blankets whar they fell?" "Suthin' in what yo' say, Web," replied Pollock. "Butthcole Jineral's got a mouty long head on him. He allnsj docs tilings with a pnrpote. He's got some purpose in this, sure's yo're born. I reckon his idee is t' show them big-bugs at Nashville jest what we'uns mean t' do to all of they'nns jest as fast ex we kin git a whack at they'uns. The sight of ole Zolliwith an ounce o' lead through his heart will move 'em more'n the powerfullest sarmon that can be preached." "I' reckon that's jest hit, said Web, with a new light dawning on him. "Tiie ole Jin eral's got a head longer n a water-million." The great intienchcd camp of the rebels was of overj.owering interest. Thev mar vel led at the immense labor expended in digging the dec) ditches and throwing up the heavy embankments: in building bat teries for the cannon, aud covering the front with entangling abatis. They were amazed that a position of such strength should cvrt" be taken. '1 hey gloated over the rebel dead laid out in a long row beside the ditch that was being dug for their interment. So many at least ol their enemies had met with their re ward, and would trouble them no more. Thev walked among the great corrals of hoices and cuttle thousands in number among the pirks of hundreds of wagons. Thev exulted over the cabins full of supplies, ammunition, and food. They counted again the black- mouthed cannon, with their Held equipment of limbers, iissons, and horses. All thesi were yesterday the rebels' ; to-day they wen theirs. They saw the blackened hulls of llii mouthed cannon, with their Held equipments of limbers, caissons, and horses. All tlwco were burned Ixiati. ;c Thev WCIlt llll-OUch flir lino. pita'.s hlied with rebel wounded. They miw the captured butlle-ilagH, the tenLs and Jieloiigingsol tbecoimnnnding officers Every where was a surfeit of food ibr exultation. But theie came a weariness that even ioy could not re-ist. The fearful tension they had been under lor weeks was now ended tbi a large lire mazed, covered tlienifcclves with an abundance of blankets, and fell into a sleep almost as deep as that of the grave. It was the first uudislurbed one they had had for months. Thc- next morning they awoke full of eagerness for more triumphs. After bieak fast they leportcd at Gen. Thomas's llead quarlerg for duty. "1 am eiy glad to pcc you, and to know that you all emtio safely through the battle " he said in his grave, "kindly way. "1 was about sending out to inquire for you. I want you to goaciossthe river, follow those people up, and send mc back new. of what they'ic doing, and where they're going?" '.I'm aleared hit '11 hike a powerful sight TTCioii ltuhv- -kt.. i sicV, t.-o sravo 1 jcr Ca&tor Ja. When che was a Child, cbo cried for Caatorla. When sho bncamo Sits., ihc clusjj to Castoria, Wbsa sfca had Children, eh g&ra ilicm C&itorla, i 1 AZ " 1 jf 111 IVMIimi 111 IMfWI IMOCIfttrtir ......,.M. .1 Men and Women Near Nature's .Heart. Mcelroy. o'runnin't' ketch up t' they' tins," said Pol lock witli a griii. "I should not wonder," returned the Gen eral with a grave smile. " But I have so far fouud your legs the longest in my command, and if any men cau catch up with them you tan." "Thankee, Jineral," they said in chorus, their faces reddening at the compliment. ! " We'n ns air used t' ciinsin wild varmints over the mountings and if anybody kin ketch skecred rebels we reckon -we" tins kin." They immediately crossed the river and began the longest, hardest journey yet. Weeks before, when they had been over in the same countiy, it was swarming with in solent, swaggering rebels, whom they had to constantly travel around, avoid, hide from, and watch. The people were terrorized. , Now the only ones to be found were wounded, sick, aud exceedingly disspiiitcd ones, given grudging food and shelter l3r the outraged and despoiled people. The retreat ing horde had taken awa every horse, steer, cow, or hog they could lay their iit,ri- on, all the meat and meal the people had in tneir houses and even their clothing. The rebel advance had been oppression and spoliation, the retreat had been devastation. "They'iuis wuz wups'n the 17-year lociis ses," said one old mountaineer. "I've done seed the loctiFses. They only eat green things in the fields an' 'long the roads. Ihitlhein e'er owdashus rebels done ct up slick and clean everything that wuz in the smoke-house, an' the meal bin, and on the hoof. They'uns even cheated the crows outen oleEphSnoggs's pore cow, that's bin on the lift for weeks, an' the crows settin' round on the fence waitin' fur her t' die. A'ler that the crows all left this part o' the country. They done seed thar wuz no chance fur 'em here until corn plantin' time .comc3 agin. J wish 1 wuz a crow myself. I'd ily away I' whar lhar's some grub. Thar ain't nary mite left be tween the Cumberland Uiver an' the mount ings." To add to the distress of the people, the rude little mills on which they relied to grind their grain had been burned, through spite, and-tthose who were fortunate enough to save a little corn could only make it eat able by boiling it with wood ashes, to remove the shells of the kernels and convert it into "lye-hominy." For three days Pollock and his companions followed the rebel trail, but go as fast as they could, they could never gain the day's start which the enemy had. 'I he army had broken up into little squads, each taking thc shortest cuts which would lead them back to the shelter of the Cumberland Mountains. In spite of their own necessities, the Tcnnessee ans had divided the rations they had brought in their haversacks with the people of the country until they were reduced to scanty and uncertain meals of lye-hominy and parched com. They met men coming back from scores of miles ahead, who were making their way toward thc river to get a little food for themselves and families. These told the same storie3of the conditions whence they had come; a disorganized mob of fugitives, more ravenously hungry the farther they went, and devouring every particle of food to be found. "Thar's no use o' we'uns gwinc any further," said Pollock, sorrowfully, at the end of the third day's toilsome travel. "Ilit'llbe the same a hundred miles from here, only wuss. We'uns'll only starve without doin' no good, nor gittin' no informa tion. Ihc men comin' in tell us all that we'uns kin hope t' find out by gwinc ahead oureclvcs. Le's go back t' Jineral Thomas, aud report " They filled their haversacks with parched corn and started to return. "Your report confirms all that T have heard from other sources," said tiie General, "though you have been farther and reported more accurately than any of the others. If we could only move it would be a golden op portunity for going into Tennessee." But the army would starve in that country. We never could get the wagons over those" roads; and there would be absolutely no forage for the animals. We shall have to wait until Spring. '1 he hearts of the Tcnnesseeans sank. "Janyooary, Febyouary, March, Aprile," Kiid Polled;, counting on his fingers. "' Yes, hit'll be the last of Aprile afore the mud dries up, and t liars any gmss. More'n three months for cur people t' suffer." " It is distressing, 1 know," said the Gen eral sympathetically. "But it seems tin avoidable. We can fight their armies, but the poweis of Nature arc at present a"ainst us." "Jcnycoary, Febyouary, March, Aprile," repealed Pollock slowly. "' What air we'uns gwinc t' do all that time? " ' That's easier .settled," said the General hopefully. u There are places where the roads are better, the mud not so deep, and food plentiful, where wo can do some good work, and we are now ready to do it. There will be plenty to do before April." Thc first news of their overwhelming de feat was brought into Tennessee hy the rebels themselves. One cold, stormy night the dogs rushed out from the Inrule house with more than usual clamor. Above their clamor could be heard thc voices of several men calling, " iiillo, the house, thar. Show a light." r Since the departure of Col. Khea and his cgiment for Kentucky the Inrules had been comparatively free from rebel persecutions, and Jtobcrt Inrule and his sons had ventured to return to sleeping in the house, though they kept ready for escape to Ihc woods aiiain at any alarm. Elder Siornmont had also taken rei'uge from the storm iu the house that night. Sally Iloskins went to the door and in quired: "Who's thar?" "We'uns 've got a wounded man here, that'll die afoie inornin', unless ve kin git him 'tended to. Call oft' your dogs, were bringin'him in." "Hit's Bud Iloskins's voice," said Sally, speaking back to those in thc house. " Bu. they don't seem t1 have no guns. They'ie holding up a man on a critter." " Call oir the dogs, Sally," said Eobert, as Ins sons and the Elder prudently retired to the back room until the character of the new comers developed. With much groaning, painful exclamation and labor, four men lifted a fifth from a horse, and carried him up the path and into the house, and set him on one of the splint bottomed chairs before the fi:c. The ruddy tlames lighted up 4he worn, haggard, ( is pirited features of fie Sang-digger acquaint ances. They had no arms, no blankets, none of the mi litary appurtenances with which they were laden when they marched across thc mountains some weeks before. Their thin, soaked clothing clung to their limbs. Their Ject were masses of mud through which could be seen pieces of leather, held on by stnrgs and strips of pawpaw bark. Pools of water foimed on the health where they bt-sul close to the lire, hungrily absorbing its warm til. "Why, 1 declar-hlt's Big Bill Uoskina," aid Mra. Imuhj, with much the same tone that she would hare&innoiiuced the discovery of a copperhead. t " Yes'm," said !fim very humbly. "Hit's mc leastwise, wlajljs left o' me. U I hadn't got in here, I couldn't possibly have lived another hour. JiaVen't yo' -:ot a dram o' likkeryo' kin givame? " Miriam's astonishment had so far tied her tongue. At Icngtii-tie got it loose. "Lord help us. Hig Bill Iloskins, I knowed that thiifwnz no meanness yo' wuzn't equal to, bpt l-didu't know your im- perence. T come t' our house a'ter all that yo' done t' we' tins stole our cattle, burned our stables, tried t kill our men folks. An' now' t' dare enter oW house.' "ri --;.. .. ,.-.,,., i (.is- o ,iiti' mmi n whimpered Iloskins. "'Tain't Christian. I only done what 1 done under orders. 'Tain't Christian t' lay hit up agin me now. I wouldn't be cruel t' a dog that's in as much misery as I am." "The scoundrel speaks the truth, sister," saiti tiie Elder, coming iorwanl. lie's a human being still, though he is in the service of the devil, and our religion teaches us that we must be humane to even the most de spised of God's creatures when he is sick and suffering. You say you aie wounded, Ilos kins ? Where did you get wounded ? " " T wuz wounded at the same time Jin eral Zo 1 1 "coffer wuz killed, and " "Jineral Zollicoffei killed!" they all ex claimed in amazement. " Yes, Jineral Zollicoffer's killed, and probably Kunncl Uhea. But I'm too weak t' talk. Gi' mc a dram o' likker, an' something t' eat, an' 1 11 done tell yo' all about hit? " This put a new phase on the situation. They were so eager to hear the news that Miriam and Sally hurried around to prepare a meal for the men. " T' think that I should ever git up a meal for Big Bill-Iloskins," she said to Sally, as they mixed the corn-dough. "I wouldn't, but that I don't want him t' die till he's done tole us the news," answered Sally. (To be continued.) WEEK INJVASHINGTON. Events of Goiicrnl Interest in the National Capital. TUESDAY, Dec. U. The monthly state ment of thc imports and exports issued by the Bureau of Statistics, shows that the exports of domestic merchandise during November last amounted to 5114,008,301", a gain of nearly $7,000,000 as compared with November, 1FS. The imports of merchandise during November aggregated $rj2,3.r)2,3.'Jl, of which over 50 per cent, was free of duty. The gain for the month in imports of dutiable merchandise was over $5,30ft,00). For the last nine months the increase in the exports of merchan dise was $35,001,435. The entire gains in the exports of merchandise was $08,4.02, 101. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15. President Mc Kinley and others who went to Canton on account of the death of the President's mother returned to-day. The present in tention of the Presidc'ntis toomitnll social find official functions at the White House for a period of 30 days from thc date of (he death of his mother. So there will be no New Year's Reception at the White House. More than' 150 ladies interested in the establishment of a National Uni versity, to bo known-as "The University of the United States" an exclusive post graduate university-that shall complete the American system of public educa tion and lead the world in research and investigation, wcro present at thc open ing meeting. A permanent organization was effected by the election of officers of the George Washington Memorial. Mrs. Ellen A. Richardson, of Boston, was chosen President, and Mrs. Susanna Phelps Gage, of'Ithica. N. Y., Secretary. THURSDAY, Dec. 10. The President sent tothe Senate the nomination of Attorney General McKcnna, to succeed Justice Field on the Supreme Bench. The nomination was .eJcired lb the. Com mittee on Judiciary, but will not be con sidered until after- the reassembling of Congress. It docs not appear that thc delay in considering Mr. McKcnna's nomination is due so much to opposition that is reported to exist against his con firmation as to the f.-ct that the Com mittee on Judiciary habitually considers nominations to the Supreme Bench with more deliberation than is exercised by that or any other committee in the case of other nominations. Charles G. Dawes, of fJlino!s, was nominated to suc ceed Mr. Eckels as Comptroller of the Currency, and was confirmed. Mr. Dawes is 32 years of age and was born at Mari etta, O. His father at one time was a representative in Congress from the Marietta District, serving with Mr. Mc Kinley. He was identified with the management of the last National Cam paign at the Chicago Republican Head quarters FHIDAY, Dec. 17. At a caucus of the Populist members of the House it was resolved " that we will resist all efforts to so modify the existing Civil Service laws as to enable any party that may be in power to fill the different positions in Civil Service with partisans; that we will resist all efforts to destroy our green backs and treasury notes." The resolu tion also declares opposition to enlarg ing tho powers of National banks, and urges the recognition of Cuban indepen tiencc. SATURDAY, Dec. 18. It was announced that the bill making appropriations for the support .f the Ind'an service fcr the ' year ending June 30, l0i), has been ccm plcted by the Subcommittee of the Com mitue on Indian Affairs of the House. and Chairman Sherman says it will be reported to the Jlciifc in the first week after the Holiday recess. Thc total ap propriations to be recommended bv the Committee will be about S3CO,0CO less than for the current year, which amounts to $7,071,120. Mr. A. C. Kaufman, of Charleston, S. C, has been in Washington urging before pub lic men thc project of the Veterans' Home at Castle Pincknoy, in Charleston Harbor. Vice-President Hobart and Speaker Heed have promised to consider the matter. NO FAITH CURE ABOUT STUART'S DYSPEPSIA LETS. TAB- Tliey Curo Stomach Troubles ami Indiges tion Anyway, AVltothur You Xljtvo I'ailli in TIkmii or Nor. All physicians agree that the element of faith has a g.cat deal to do in the cure of disease. Firm belief and fcdnfidence in a family phys cian or the sanne confidence and faith in a patent medicine, have pioduced re markable cures in all agts. This .-s especially true in nervous troubles and no field offers .solprol, fie a harest for the quack and charialan. as thc diseases arising from a weak or run down nervous system. . , .Nevertheless, Ihemmost common of all diseases, indigeslio&und stomach (roubles, wheh in turn carso nervous diseases, heart troubles, consumption and loss of flesh, rciju res something besides faith to cure. Mere fa'th will notd'gest your food for yetu, will not give you an appct to, will not increaso your flesh" and .strengthen your nerves and heart, hut Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will do these things, because they are composed of the elements of tl'gestioii, they conta n the juice,, ac els and peptones net essay to the el gesticn and assimila tion f all wh:.leson-c food. Stuail's Dysf epj a Tablets will digest fex.d if jla:cd in a Jar or bottle in water leatcd to US t'egrecs, and they will elo it much n:oc cZc live y when taken into the j.tMmach after n cals, whether you hac faith (hat ihey will or not. They invigorate the stomach, make pure blood and strong nerves, in thc only way that nature can do it, antl that is, from plenty of wholesome food well digested. It is not what we eat, but what we digest that does us good. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold by druggists at 50 conto for full sized package. Little book on can so anelcuroof stomach troubles mailed freo by addressing Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich. DOIflGS OF GCWESS Abstract of the Important Pro ceedings in Both Houses. In the Senate, on Dec. II, only a 15 niinutc session was held, adjournment be ing taken out of respect to President Mc -Kinley in his bereavement. Mr. Kyle, of South Dakota, introduced ti bill to change the immigration laws. The bill is meant as a substitute for the one pending, and Mr. Kyle said it differed materially from it. in one feature, in providing that all immi grants shall have their test of education made bv the United Stales Consuls at the points nearest to their homes. In the House, thc Legislative, Executive and Judicial appropriation bill was consid ered. The Civil Service feature was passed over, and the rest of the bill debated. But Mr. Barrett (If., Mass.) made some gen eral remarks in support of the Civil Service law, in the course of which he referred to the slender minorityagainst the Civil Serv ice law when it passed the House in 18$3. The vote stood 155 to 17. But three of that minority, he said, were now members of the House Messrs. Bland (Mo., D., McMilhn (Tenn.. IX), and Steel (Ind.. K.). Mr. Bar rett insisted that thc law was a Republi can measure, passed by Republican votes, and that tho party was irrevocably com mitted to the policy of Civil-Service reform. The House adjourned out of respect lo President McKinley. In tho Senate, on Wednesday, the Civil Service topic came uppermost, Mr. Lodge taking occasion to declare himself in favor of the law. " I have always been and am now," said he, " a friend of Civil Service Reform." He thought that the system saved money for the Government, produced better results, and was applicable to the Government service in directions which would not operate successfully in private business. Mr. Hale thought that tho Civil Service system had bctlir not bo oxtendtd to the new census force, ai:d Mr. Chandler heartily cccondcl this view. " I'll vole," said he, -. ..... i . i. ":... c...:. j. ii... u ,in ijf ims V.IVS1 onuu system iu ino clerical force of the Government, but I think it has been unwarrantably extended and made to include pcrsors who are not justlv ent.'tled to protection." Thc Senate passed by a vote of 37 (o 14 the bill prohibit ng the k;U.ng of fur-seals in the waters of thc North Pacific Ocean. Mr. Davis cxr-lalncd that tlvj bill was in aid of furthering diplomatic negotiations. In the House, there was a discussion on Assistart Secretary Vandcrlip's proposal to reduce a number of clerks over 70 years old to 5-VOO per annum. Represcniathc Mocdy (Mass.) and John son (Ind.) denounced the propesition stout ly, and declared its propounder as an cnemv of Civil Service. Both the gentle men mentioned are friends of the merit system. Mr. Mo.dy said if the merit system meant a civil lust he sho-ild l.c against the merit system. v Representative Quigg (X. Y., R,) in quired whether it was not brutal to ask clerks to serve in the Departments till they were old and then turn them out when they were good for nothing else. The merit sistem i resumed continuous service for the Government. Mr. Mcody replied that it was not brutal to turn clerks out when they were no longer fit for the public service, especially when th.-yhad been paid double what their serv ices would command elsewhere. After further debate the Legislative bill was proceeded with. The House voted to reduce the force of clerks in the Pension Office by dismissing 05 of the inefficient ones. This amendment, offered by Gen. Bingham, brought out some inquiry from the Democrats as to whether Democratic clerks might not be dismissed if the amend ment was carried. Gen. Bingham replied to Representative Handy on that point that it was out of his province to tell. He only knew that the Commissioner of Pensions had reported that he could dispense with that number of inefficient men. In the Senate on Thursday a joint reso lution was adopted appropriating S250.000 for the purchase of subsistence stores to relieve the miners in the Yukon River dis trict and for their transportation and dis tribution, and the House passed a bill ap propriating S17f,O00 for the same purpose. In the Senate there was no debate ami in the House the bill was agreed tu without division. Apropos of this it may be men tioned that Secretary Alger sent a tele gram to the commanding General of the Department of the Columb'a at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, directing him to sentl two or three competent officers of the Army to Dyca and vicinity to reconnoitcr and report to the Department how supplies can-best be gotten across the passes to Dawson. In the Senate, on Friday, the bill passed by the House for the relief of the miners in tiie Klondike region was taken up at once. It was moved that all after the enacting clause of thc House bill be stricken out, and the SeMate bill substituted. Thc motion was carried, and the bill as amended passed. Private pension bills were taken up and 108 passed. One of these granted $.")Q a month to Gen. Cassius M. Clay. In tiie House, consideration was com pleted of tha Legislative, Executive and Judicial bill, except that part relative to the Civil Service. By agreement the debate on this paragraph went over until after the holidays. An agreement was reached in Congress on Saturday on the bill for tho relief of the Klondike sufferers. In tho Senate, Mr. Cullom secured the adoption of a resolution directing the heads of the several Execu tive Departments of the Government to in form the Senate what positions in their Departments ought, in their opinion, to be excepted from the operation of the Civil Service law, and. what rhanges or modifi cations in thc law ought to be made. The time of the House was devoted mostly to eulogies of the late Representa tive Cooke, of Illinois. Both Houses ad journed until Jan. 0. CHAT OF THE CORRIDORS. Much comment has been aroused by Secretary Gage's order reducing to $900 salary Departmental employes over 70 years old. Nobody, it would seem, is yatis fied with the order. Some argue that it is tho beginning of a civil pension list, others say that if clerks are re'duccel (hey should not lie required to continue doing thc same work they have been doing h r years, and still others pertinently lemark that af.e is not the standard by wh eh to judge a clerk's ability, and that there are not a few clerks who have reached the ob jectionable three trcorc years and ten who are doing more and better work to day than hundicds of inefficient youngsters who will draw more than 000 for many years yet if thc Civil Service protects them. Public men who have been advocating a change in the Civil Service say that it will not besurprising if before the holiduyreecss is over thc President takes some action regarding Mr. Cleveland's "blanket order," which placed 45,C0!) persons under thc pro tection of the Civil Service at a time when it was well known that those of another political faith than his party would be in charge of affairs afttr the 'it h of M,areh, 1S!7. It is believed in many quarters that action will soon be taken removing frcm Iho classified list all bonded officials, such as Deputy Collectors of Internal Revenue. Deputy Marshals, Assistant District At torneys, Assistant Subtreasurers, and, per haps, Executive Chiefs of Bureaus and De partments. This will not affect tho Civil Service in regard to clerks or other officials, lor which the Civil Service law was origi nally intended, Tho Boards of Examining Surgeons should not be overlooked. "MY WIFE'S LIFE." flow I was the means of saving: it. When the lung nre fnttacked and the symptoms of consumption appear, then "-S"7 '- Jv.ntiiin. utLnttu JUCWllUli auu I not alwavs end thc tructrlc. but it did in thc uasc of .Mr. K. Morris, Memphis, Tenn., who saw hi3 wife wasting and weakening and physicians helpless, and then sug gested thc simple remedy that wrought thc cure. He tells thc story thus : "Seven years ago. my wife had a severe attack of lnnc trouble winch, the ohv- tliat ucstroytttf disease which slayd it.s Th. tf.n.w.n.1.2 .......oil.. Tl J t f I C OU .,..!, J..-...,,,!- ...!..... A.. -. :.. ' .. i . DIC IS n! Jt.--.1H-I rz.clnri.fi iZ..U ., ..,..! .! I ll ,s af .... .......... .. ?.. ...a. .jt.1,1. xit iiwc- iiuc -....-. .... . Hiuruiicn wiui wie spitf.tig oi oioo4t. The uuciur.H ucing unable to nctp her, 1 in duced her to try Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and was surprised at the great relief it gave. Keforc usiujf one whole bottle she was cured, so that now she is strong and quite healthy. That this medicine saved my wife's life I have not the least doubt. I always keep Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral in the house. Whenever any of my family have a cold or cough wc use it, and arc PEflSIOfl DECISIONS. Cases of Interest Disposed of by Mr. Davis. The most important decision which has been made by Assistant Secretary Davis for some weeks was that handed clown the other day in the case of the widow of William H. Hughes, Co. D, lfith Ohio. While the Assistant .Secretary does not pass upon the claim of the claimant, he promulgates a very important ruling that there shall be no limit to the time in which a widow mav file an appeal in completing her deceased husband's claim. The soldier filed application for pension under the act of June 27, 1S0O. 3 lis claim was rejected July 81, 1891. Claimant then died before appealing Ins case. After his death his widow filed an appeal from thc action rejecting her husband's claim. Her claim was rejected on the ground that she had no right to file an appeal from thc action taken in her husband's claim prior to his death, as it was not a pending claim at the date of his death. From this action of the Department the widow appealed. In the decision Secretary Davis says: "The right of the widow of a soldier, who had made a proper application to complete his claim, has never been questioned; but she has uniformly been denied he right to set up a new claim in her deceased lias band's case after his death. " In a soldier's claim in process of adju dication when thc claimant died, thewidow has been accorded thc right to do any thing in the claim that her deceased hus band could have done had he been, living. Tn other words, under section 4718, Revised Statutes, and the act of -March 2, lg9."i, she succeeded to his rights, not only to receive t he pension when granted, but to prosecute the claim to a final adjudication. " One of these rights is the right to appeal to the Secretary of thc Interior from tiie rejection of the claim, or from the rate allowed. Thc soldier, if living, -would have the right to appeal from thc rejection of his claim at any time. In other words, there is no limitation as to the flme Of filing an appeal by an applicant for invalid pension. By- what authority, then, can the Depart ment fix a limitation as to thc time of tiling an appeal by thewidow, her right to appeal being conceded? "The law provides that if a soldier is entitled to a pension and has an applica tion therefor pending, on his death the widow shall receive the pension he would FlIEE TO IXVAr.II I.ADIES:. A safe, simple home treatment that cured me after years of sintering with uterine troubles, displace ments, leucorrhea, etc., sent free to ladies with full instructions tioxv to use it. Address JIns. L. Huusdt, South UenU.InU. Q. A. R. n i2o sii.-i.iiis ptunounccu cousum;niou. . nc i cases oi Asiasna, anu uronchtlis where re cougji was extremely dtst-c ssing, cspc- j lief has been heretofore unattainable. It cially at nigh:, and was frequently ' promptly cure- Coughs and Colds. I, a. DESCRIPTION OF THE G.A.R JEWELRY. G-.fi-.R Ring. Our specialty. Copyright. "Wc have had made especially for us a Solid Goltl Iving, with setting modeled after the Bronze Lapel Button of the G.A.K. The setting is made of black onyx, and the button is of gold, set in the onyx. Remember, this ring is not plated in any part, either band, shank, or setting. Fur nished in any size, delivery guaranteed. Sent as a premium for a club of 20 subscribers. No. 202 G-.A.E. Badge Charm made of rollecl-gold plate. At the top arc the double , eagles in rolled gold. ISelow them two rolled gold cntmou lving upon a pile of enameled cannon-balls. Directly below this is the United States ling made of red and blue enamel and rolled gold. Attached to tiie Hag is thc star containing the varions military emblems so well known to our renders. The whole charm is about two inches in length. Tree for a" Club of TP7B Subscribers. No. 5. National "Watcli Chain. We have had made specially for subscribers a Watch Chain which is to be a token of per sonal service by its wearers in defense of their country. In thc center is the star of the Giand Army, and on either side are the cro?sed cannoii3. It is made of heavy rolled gold, warranted for 10 years' constant Avcar. This fine chain will be sent for a club of 15 yeax2y subscribers. No. 291 Grand Army Charm is a watch charm composed ef a Grand Army enameled star in a ring of rolled gold. This is just the thing for veterans. 1'rcc for TV.r0 ncYr .subscribers. Addres3 THE NATIONAL TEIBUNE, Washington, D. C. J V ". ' nrrr.ti nrA - if- .S-' i S"ptly CUrcd" 'v MoRR". Memphis icstion : " Is consumption cura. tilt debated, and still debatable. to say thattliiH was not a case of consumption. et the physician said it was. They should know. As a matter 01 lact. Or. Ayer's Cherry Tectoral ha wrought so many similar cures that it seems to argue the curableness of con sumption, in it3 earlier stages, by the use of this remedy. There is no better medi cine for pulmonary troubles than Dr. Ayer's Cherry fectoral. It eives relic? m ... -... lirtppe, anu all attections ol the throat and lungs. Heretofore, Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral has been put up in full size bottles onlv. at Si.co nrr holttr-. Tn mwf a world-wide demand for a smaller pack age, the remedy is now put up in half size bottles, at half price w cents. Write for Dr. Ayer's Curcbook (free) and learn more of the cures effected by Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Address J. C. Ayer Co., Lowell, Muss. have received to the time of his death. Th question whether the soldier was en titled to a pension is not settled by the ad verse decision of the Bureau, but the Sec retary of the Interior has a right to pass upon the epiestion. "Her right to prosecute this case to a final adjudication and to appeil from the adverse action of the Commissioner of Pen sions is conceded. Then the question arises, has the Secretary of the Interior power to fix a limitation as to the time in which such appeal may be filed? "Rejected claims are uniformly reopened and readjudicatcd upon application and additional proofs submitted. Appeals by the original claimant are entertained 10 and 20 years after rejection of the claim, and no just reason appears for limiting the time of filing such appeal by the person who succeeds to the rights of tich original claimant. "" " T am, therefore, of the opinion that the decisions in the cases of Jacob Wol hart, Henry Groppe and Briggs Sope-r, in so far as they fix a limitation in filing ap peals, exceeded the jurisdiction of tho Secretary, and they are to that extent over ruled." Don't hurry in the store. Salesmen aro paid to he patient. Sec that you have the right thing, and not a substitute, before you hand over your money. i STiHTED BUSINESS WITH $2, MADE $65.00 LAST MONTH. Anybody can make money selling- Steel Bushel Bas kets. I sont a letter to a dozen friends In town telling them about tho basket, and got five orders without go im; out of the house. They are made of one piece of sheet steel pressed into same shape as splint basket. 2Co seams or joints perfectly smooth can't leak or rust and can be used for everything that an ordinary basket Is good for. They are made Japanned. Galvau- ized or Tinned, and wi.l last as long as a dozen splint baskets. They weigh but little more than the wood baskets. The galvanized sell the best. "Write tho STEEL BASKET CO., oOO Temple Court, "Scvr York City, for circulars. If you send $i the Co. will ?end a galvanized basketaucl quote wholesale prices on dozen lots. Better send your order for sample to-day and besin making money at once. AValtkij Edwards. TfiKSxcEr. Basket Company arc all rfcrht. They have a ocd thin?, and are a thoroughly reliable house. Mention our paper when you write. JEWELRY. No. 120. "The Same Canteen." Charm. No. 120 is an old friend in new dress, -which needs no introduction. It is heavy rollecl-golel plate, designed especially for us. It is sent, postpaid, for a club of TWO yearly subscribers. No. 9. Victoria G-.A.E. Chain. The cut shows the latest novelty for -wives and other fair relatives of G.A.K. comrades. It is 1'1-karat rolled-gohl plate, -warranted for 10 years' constant Avear. Thc charm 13 beautifully engraved like the center of the oflicial G.A. Ic. badge. The gronnel is enameled in red and bine, with the figures in gold. This chain and charm will be seut to any address, free, for a club of NINE yearly subscribers. No. 502. G.A.R. Watch. We have sold, large numbers of this watch, and they have given entire satisfaction. The works are either WALTHAM or ELGIN, as the purchaser may choose. The case is made of nickel sil ver, a composition just as handsome and dur able as coiu silver. Oil the back of this case is the "G.A.Iv." badge, the emblem of glori ous service. IVe oiler tliis really line ivale3i for :i club of 20 yeurly subscribers. G.A.E. Sleeve Buttons. These Sleeve Buttons arc no cheat imitation. The disk is pearl-tinted enamel, and upon its fare, in raised work of heavy rolled-gold plate, is thc eaj,le, cannon and cannon-balls constituting the upper portion of the Grand Army badge, with thc letters G.A.R. en graved in a scroll beneath. The setting ia also of gold plate, and by pressing on a spring the button can be taken apart, thus making it easy to adjust it in the cufts. Sent pre paid For a club of THEEE new subscribers. -- I. 4srm fe PATENTED jM Zgs XSLEEVE BOTTOrtS , A